Lake Victoria South

WHO WE ARE

Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency is one of the eight Water Works Development Agencies, established in the new Water Act 2016. The Agency is currently under the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation. It covers 8 counties of Bomet, Homa Bay, Kericho, Kisii, Kisumu, Migori, Nyamira and Siaya.

The Agency’s area of jurisdiction has a population of about 8.8million people with an average population growth rate of 3%, which is 17.4% of Kenya’s population as per the 2009 population census.

Approximately 65% and 35% of the population is living in the rural and urban areas respectively. Considering that most of the population is in rural areas, more emphasis is required towards development of water and sanitation infrastructure to increase coverage in rural areas. The mandate of Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency is to be responsible for efficient and economical provision of water and sanitation services within its area of jurisdiction as authorized by the Water Services Provision License and mandated by Section 68 of the Water Act 2016.

The main mandate of the Agency is to undertake development of water and sanitation infrastructure projects within its area of jurisdiction on behalf of the national government.

"Sustainable, Safe Water and Sanitation for all."

"To deliver water and sanitation infrastructure through efficient utilization of resources using appropriate technology and innovations for improved livelihoods and economic growth in the Region."

 

The specific functions of the Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency as per the Water Act 2016 are —

  1. Undertake the development, maintenance, and management of national public water works within our area of jurisdiction.
  2. Own and manage water related assets developed through loans and handover to county authorities after repayments of development loans
  3. Collaboration with all stakeholders both within and outside water sector to mobilize finances and provide related social
  4. Provide technical assistance and capacity building to county governments, water service providers and other institutions.
  5. Provide the Cabinet secretary in charge of water with technical assistance in the discharge of his/her
  6. Provide reserve capacity for purposes of providing water services where need arises

Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency (LVSWWDA) serves eight counties.

The Counties include: 
1. Siaya County 
2. Kisii County 
3. Homa Bay County 
4. Kisumu County 
5. Bomet County 
6. Kericho County 
7. Migori County 
8. Nyamira County 

  1. KISUMU WATER AND SANITATION CO.LTD (KIWASCO)
    www.kiwasco.co.ke
  2. SIAYA – BONDO WATER AND SANITATION CO.LTD (SIBOWASCO)
    www.sibowasco.co.ke
  3. HOMA BAY WATER AND SANITATION CO.LTD (HOMAWASCO)
    www.homawasco.co.ke
  4. MIGORI WATER AND SANITATION CO.LTD (NYAWASCO)
    www.miwasco.co.ke
  5. GUSII WATER AND SANITATION CO.LTD (GUWASCO)
    www.gwasco.co.ke
  6. KERICHO WATER AND SANITATION COMPANY (KEWASCO)
    www.kewasco.co.ke
  7. BOMET WATER COMPANY (BOWASCO)
    www.bometwater.co.ke
  8. NYASARE WATER AND SANITATION COMPANY
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Respect
  • Efficiency
  • Teamwork

Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency is committed to providing quality customer service by developing and effectively managing water and sanitation facilities as well as establishing viable Water Service Providers that efficiently supply safe, adequate and reliable water and sewerage services at affordable tariff.

The Board, management and staff of Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency are therefore committed to do this by:

  • Establishing and maintaining an effective Quality Management System in line with ISO 9001:2008 requirements.
  • Measuring all aspects of the Quality Management System as a basis for continual improvement.
  • Improving the system through training and investment in new facilities and technology.
  • Complying with statutory, regulatory, customer and other requirements.
  • Promote a culture in which all employees share in this quality policy for continuous improvement.

    This statement provides a framework for establishing the quality objectives and will be reviewed and revised periodically to take into account changes in the organisation, customer requirements and Quality Management Practices.